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Posted by Micubano | May 22, 2018 @ 12:15 PM | 8,425 Views
Video First. Blog post follows.
MPCNC Drawing Tests - Time Lapse Video (1 min 8 sec)


I love tech. I bought a Champ S+ just to try the safety features for beginners. I don't mind buying beginner planes because you can turn all the safety stuff off and fly like you don't care. With a few exceptions, I've stayed away from balsa and stuck with foam. This all started when I saw a guy with a beautiful little red bipe that turned into toothpicks during the first flight. After that I saw quite a few balsa crashes with some of them going in the garbage can. But just like I swore I'd never fly planes when I was a heli guy, I think it is time to start building and flying my own balsa planes.

This isn't a sudden decision. It's been coming for a while. I've seen what a talented guy with an iron can do with the coverings. I've seen some very nice scratch-built planes. One guy at the club even built a full scale bipe that he flies over the field with a few times a year and puts on a nice show with. Of course, all these guys have decades of experience. I'm about 6 or 7 years in. I have been repairing my own planes and learned as much as I can with them. I've been designing my own parts, 3D printing them, and installing them for a few years now. That has been working great. I was going to start making my own foam planes, but I think I need a bigger step. The problem is getting the time to do things.

When I first started flying foam, I took some PVC, guitar string, a 3S battery, and...Continue Reading
Posted by Micubano | May 16, 2018 @ 10:23 AM | 6,914 Views
As usual, no one uses my local parks unless there is a sporting event for a kids team. It's kind of sad, but I get a ton of flying time in on the micros. My only issue is the grass grew really fast. The Maule M7 needed to be rolled back and forth a few times to create small path for takeoff, but it did take off.
Posted by Micubano | May 03, 2018 @ 12:57 PM | 6,158 Views
This is a fun plane. I'm glad I decided to get one.
Posted by Micubano | May 01, 2018 @ 11:50 AM | 6,477 Views
What a spring so far. Out flying in the sun one day, flurries the next. It looks like we are finally getting past all that now and the grass is green everywhere.